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We simulated Everton vs Arsenal to get a Premier League score prediction ahead of Dyche debut

Arsenal return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a test against a struggling Everton side in the Premier League.

Nathan Ake scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal lost 1-0 to Man City in the FA Cup last week, knocking the Gunners out of the competition in the fourth round. It was just the third loss of the season for Arsenal in all competitions, but now the Gunners can put all their attention into the Premier League and Europa League.

A 3-2 win over Manchester United in the Gunners' last league outing sent Mikel Arteta's side five points clear of Man City in second with a game in hand. Ahead of the Everton clash, the Toffees appointed Sean Dyche as their new manager, and the ex-Burnley boss will take charge for the first time on Saturday.

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So, could Arsenal get back to winning ways on Saturday? Let's take a look.

Everton vs Arsenal score predicted by simulation

To complete this simulation, we used FIFA 23 and updated the squads with the latest injuries and suspensions.

We predict that the Gunners could line up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

Arsenal's predicted XI vs Everton (EA SPORTS FIFA)

We predict that the Toffees could set up in a 4-4-1-1 formation, with their line-up as follows: Pickford; Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; McNeil, Onana, Gueye, Gray; Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin.

The opening 45 minutes saw Arsenal struggle at Goodison Park, with the Gunners seeing less of the ball than the hosts and finding themselves under the cosh a couple of times. It was the Toffees who looked more likely to score in an uncharacteristic performance from Arsenal, and Everton took the lead 79 minutes in through Dwight McNeil.

McNeil made it 1-0 to Everton (EA SPORTS FIFA)

Demari Gray cut in from the right and let off a powerful strike, but the shot was saved by Aaron Ramsdale who punched the shot away from the goal. The rebound looped over the head of Oleksandr Zinchenko and to the feet of McNeil, and the winger fired the ball back towards the 'keeper, hitting the heel of Zinchenko and flying past Ramsdale.
It was only after 79 minutes that Arsenal started to look dangerous, and they almost equalised instantly when Fabio Vieira struck the crossbar with a looping long-range effort. The pressure kept coming from the Gunners as they looked to draw the game level, and they found it in the 87th minute through Bukayo Saka.

Bukayo Saka made it 1-1 (EA SPORTS FIFA)

Martin Odegaard threaded a ball through to Saka, and the winger shrugged off his marker as he advanced into the box. From a tight angle, the winger took aim at goal as he tried to catch out Jordan Pickford, and it worked, with his arrowed strike finding the top corner of the net.
Arsenal continued to press as they looked to find a late winner, with the goal setting up a tense end for both sides. But, as the Gunners threw bodies forward, they were caught on the break, and Everton scored the winning goal in the 93rd minute to shock the visitors.

Calvert-Lewin made it 2-1 to Everton (EA SPORTS FIFA)

A clearance forward from James Tarkowski was plucked out of the air by Alex Iwobi, and the ex-Arsenal man threaded a pass though for Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The striker found himself one-on-one with Ramsdale, and a driven finish evaded the 'keeper as the ball nestled in the bottom corner to secure the win for Everton.

FIFA 23 predicted score: Everton 2-1 Arsenal

Here are the full-time match stats:

FT stats from Everton 2-1 Arsenal on FIFA 23 (EA SPORTS FIFA)

FIFA 23 predicts that Arsenal could suffer a shock defeat this weekend, losing 2-1 to Everton in the simulation. A last-minute winner from Calvert-Lewin secured the victory for the Toffees, with the new manager bounce playing into their favour.

What do you think the final score will be between Arsenal and Everton on Saturday? Let us know in the comments.


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